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Bleach: Soul Resurreccion Review

Bleach: Soul Resurreccion Review

As for the game's presentation, it's a nicely cel-shaded affair. It's certainly not the best, nor is it anywhere near the same height as CyberConnect2's Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm games, which is in a whole other league in its own right. Stages are relatively linear and the environment isn't spectacular. The character's are nicely rendered and the animations do well to present each individual character. Players also have the choice to opt for either the English dub or the original Japanese audio track. Either way, there will be plenty of yelling and battle cries going on.

Bleach: Soul Resurrección - Menos Grande

Story missions usually include cutscenes for key events like the battle with Grimmjow and the climax with Aizen. However, like the entire story campaign, it feels very barebones. They aren't very engaging nor do they tie the story together. In fact, cutscenes seem to be there to simply service the fans. Another issue that disrupts the flow of the action and one that I find to be the most annoying issue with the game are the moments where the action is interrupted just to show a barrier propping up, usually indicating some kind of mini-boss event; regardless, it would've been a much better experience had it been a seamless transition.

What's neat is that the game's camera system automatically adjusts itself for more dynamic angles during combos and especially when special attacks are used. Ignitions will activate mini-cutscenes for quite an epic cinematic as you lay the smackdown on those that stand in your way. However, with that said the camera can also get in the way, sticking to corners and invisible walls, or adjusting itself away from the action, leaving you open to attacks you can't see coming.

Conclusion


Despite all of its faults – and what game doesn't have them? Bleach: Soul Resurrección is still an addicting joy ride through the Hueco Mundo arc of the popular manga and anime series. While the gameplay tends to fringe on the border of repetitiveness and the story criminally short, there is still quite a bit to check out with the other game modes. Still, it really would've been nice to see a properly fleshed out narrative especially since the source material is already all there. Regardless, the combat is addicting and the level progression surprisingly deep. Newcomers to the series are more than likely to be left confused in the dust, but fans will surely enjoy the game more than anyone else and, really, Bleach: Soul Resurrección is a game made for the fans.

Our Verdict


The Good
» Addicting combat and gameplay.
» An extensive level progression system.
» Plenty of Missions to tackle.
 
The Bad
» Criminally short story campaign.
» Repetitive mission structure.
» Camera occasionally refuses to work.

7

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